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Towards more credible shams for physical interventions: A Delphi survey. Braithwaite FA, Walters JL, Moseley GL, Williams MT, McEvoy MP. Clin Trials. 2020 Mar 10:1740774520910365. doi: 10.1177/1740774520910365. Towards more credible shams for physical interventions: A Delphi survey. Braithwaite FA, Walters JL, Moseley GL, Williams MT, McEvoy MP. Clin Trials. 2020 Mar 10:1740774520910365. doi: 10.1177/1740774520910365. Considerations and methods for placebo controls in surgical trials (ASPIRE guidelines) David J Beard, Marion K Campbell, Jane M Blazeby, Andrew J Carr, … Jonathan A Cook, et al. The Lancet, Volume 395, Issue 10226, 7–13 March 2020, Pages 756. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)33137-X Open access physical therapy journals: do predatory journals publish lower quality Randomized Controlled Trials?  Bianchini C, Cosentino C, Paci M, Baccini M. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Jan 27. pii: S0003-9993(20)30024-1. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.12.012. Adverse events of exercise therapy in randomised controlled trials: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Niemeijer A, Lund H, Stafne SN, Ipsen T, Goldschmidt CL, Jørgensen CT, Juhl CB. Br J Sports Med. 2019 Sep 28. pii: bjsports-2018-100461. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-100461. Size does matter, but it isn’t everything: the challenge of modest treatment effects in chronic pain clinical trials Shannon M. Smith, Maurizio Fava, Mark P. Jensen, Omar B. Mbowe, Michael P. McDermott, Dennis C. Turk, Robert H. Dworkin. The Journal of Pain. September 30, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.09.008 Eight Out of Every Ten Abstracts of Low Back Pain Systematic Reviews Presented Spin and Inconsistencies With the Full Text: An Analysis of 66 Systematic Reviews. Nascimento DP, Gonzalez GZ, Araujo AC, Moseley AM, Maher CG, Costa LOP. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019 Aug 23:1-34. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2020.8962. Investigating causal mechanisms in randomised controlled trials. Lee H, Herbert RD, Lamb SE, Moseley AM, McAuley JH. Trials. 2019 Aug 23;20(1):524. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3593-z. A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field. Ioannidis JPA, Baas J, Klavans R, Boyack KW. PLoS Biol. 2019 Aug 12;17(8):e3000384. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000384. The New Agenda for Neck Pain Research: A Modified Delphi Study. Silva PV, Costa LOP, Maher CG, Kamper SJ, Costa LDCM. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019 Jul 10:1-27. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.8704. Researching the Appropriateness of Care in the Complementary and Integrative Health Professions Part 3: Designing Instruments With Patient Input Margaret D. Whitley, Ian D. Coulter, Ryan W. Gery, Ron D. Hays, Cathy Sherbourne, Patricia M. Herman, Lara G. Hilton. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. June 27, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.02.006 Researching the Appropriateness of Care in the Complementary and Integrative Health Professions Part 4: Putting Practice Back Into Evidence-based Practice by Recruiting Clinics and Patients Ian D. Coulter, Gursel R. Aliyev, Margaret D. Whitley, Lisa S. Kraus, Praise O. Iyiewuare, Ryan W. Gery, Lara G. Hilton, Patricia M. Herman. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. June 18, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.02.007 Researching the Appropriateness of Care in the Complementary and Integrative Health Professions Part 5: Using Patient Records: Selection, Protection, and Abstraction Carol P. Roth, Ian D. Coulter, Lisa S. Kraus, Gery W. Ryan, Gary Jacob, Joyce S. Marks, Eric L. Hurwitz, Howard Vernon, Paul G. Shekelle, Patricia M. Herman. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. June 27, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.02.008 Feasibility of using the Neuropen for temporal summation testing. Aspinall SL, Leboeuf-Yde C, Etherington SJ, Walker BF. Pain Manag. 2019 Jun 19. doi: 10.2217/pmt-2018-0063. The research crisis in American institutions of complementary and integrative health: one proposed solution for chiropractic profession  Ian D. Coulter and Patricia M. Herman. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:32. 17 June 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s12998-019-0251-1 Abstracts of low back pain trials are poorly reported, contain spin of information and are inconsistent with the full text: An overview study Dafne Port Nascimento, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Gabrielle Zoldan Gonzalez, Christopher G. Maher, Anne M. Moseley. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. June 14, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.03.024 Model Simulations Challenge Reductionist Research Approaches to Studying Chronic Low Back Pain. Cholewicki J, Pathak PK, Reeves NP, Popovich JM Jr. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019 Jun;49(6):477-481. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.8791. Overall confidence in the results of systematic reviews on exercise therapy for chronic low back pain: a cross-sectional analysis using the Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) 2 tool. Almeida MO, Yamato TP, Parreira PDCS, Costa LOP, Kamper S, Saragiotto BT. Braz J Phys Ther. 2019 May 8. pii: S1413-3555(18)30599-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.04.004. “It is important to reinforce the importance of …”: ‘Hype’ in reports of randomized controlled trials Neil Millar, Françoise Salager-Meyer, Brian Budgell. English for Specific Purposes. Volume 54, April 2019, Pages 139-151. DOI: 10.1016/j.esp.2019.02.004 One in 11 Cochrane reviews are on rehabilitation interventions, according to pragmatic inclusion criteria developed by Cochrane Rehabilitation. Magnus Levack WM, Rathore FA, Pollet J, Negrini S. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Mar 1. pii: S0003-9993(19)30147-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.01.021. COMPare: Qualitative analysis of researchers’ responses to critical correspondence on a cohort of 58 misreported trials  Ben Goldacre, Henry Drysdale, Cicely Marston, Kamal R. Mahtani, Aaron Dale, Ioan Milosevic, Eirion Slade, Philip Hartley and Carl Heneghan. Trials 2019 20:124. 14 February 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-019-3172-3 COMPare: a prospective cohort study correcting and monitoring 58 misreported trials in real time Ben Goldacre, Henry Drysdale, Aaron Dale, Ioan Milosevic, Eirion Slade, Philip Hartley, Cicely Marston, Anna Powell-Smith, Carl Heneghan and Kamal R. Mahtani. Trials 2019 20:118. 14 February 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-019-3173-2 Number Needed to Treat: Conveying the Likelihood of a Therapeutic Effect  Jeffrey L. Saver, MD; Roger J. Lewis, MD, PhD. JAMA. Published online February 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.21971 Introducing the new CONSORT extension for stepped-wedge cluster randomised trials. Hemming K, Taljaard M, Grimshaw J. Trials. 2019 Jan 18;20(1):68. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-3116-3. Allocation Concealment And Intention-To-Treat Analysis Do Not Influence The Treatment Effects Of Physical Therapy Interventions In Low Back Pain Trials: A Meta-Epidemiological Study Oliveira de Almeida, Bruno Tirotti Saragiotto, Chris Maher, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. January 30, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.12.036 Quasi-experimental causality in neuroscience and behavioural research  Ioana E. Marinescu, Patrick N. Lawlor & Konrad P. Kording. Nature Human Behavior. 26 Nov 2018. Doi: 10.1038/s41562-018-0466-5 The Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System: Implications for improvements in research design, reporting, replication, and synthesis. Van Stan JH, Dijkers MP, Whyte J, Hart T, Turkstra LS, Zanca J, Chen C. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Sep 26. pii: S0003-9993(18)31313-3. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.09.112. The blind leading the not so blind: a meta-analysis of blinding in pharmacological trials for chronic pain. Colagiuri B, Sharpe L, Scott A. J Pain. 2018 Sep 21. pii: S1526-5900(18)30603-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2018.09.002. Research capacity building frameworks for allied health professionals – a systematic review. Matus J, Walker A, Mickan S. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Sep 15;18(1):716. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3518-7. Compliance with requirement to report results on the EU Clinical Trials Register: cohort study and web resource  Ben Goldacre, senior clinical research fellow, Nicholas J DeVito, researcher, Carl Heneghan, professor, Francis Irving, software engineer, Seb Bacon, lead software engineer, Jessica Fleminger, research student, Helen Curtis, researcher. BMJ 2018; 362. 12 September 2018  doi: 10.1136/bmj.k3218  Inclusion and exclusion criteria used in non-specific low back pain trials: a review of randomised controlled trials published between 2006 and 2012  Pål André Amundsen, David W. Evans, Dévan Rajendran, Philip Bright, Tom Bjørkli, Sandra Eldridge, Rachelle Buchbinder, Martin Underwood and Robert Froud. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:113. 12 April 2018. Doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2034-6 The Proposal to Lower P Value Thresholds to .005. Ioannidis JPA. JAMA. 2018 Mar 22. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.1536. Meta-analysis and the science of research synthesis. Gurevitch J, Koricheva J, Nakagawa S, Stewart G. Nature. 2018 Mar 7;555(7695):175-182. doi: 10.1038/nature25753. Failure to define low back pain as a disease or an episode renders research on causality unsuitable: results of a systematic review  Emad M. Ardakani, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Bruce F. Walker Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:1. 9 January 2018. Doi:10.1186/s12998-017-0172-9 Research priorities of the Canadian chiropractic profession: a consensus study using a modified Delphi technique  Simon D. French, Peter J. H. Beliveau, Paul Bruno, Steven R. Passmore, Jill A. Hayden, John Srbely and Greg N. Kawchuk. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. Dec 17. Doi:10.1186/s12998-017-0169-4 ECU convention 2017 research presentations  Alice Kongsted, Lise Hestbaek, Carlo Ammendolia, Pierre Côté, Danielle Southerst, Michael Schneider, Brian Budgell Et Al. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2017 25(Suppl 1):36. 6 December 2017 Doi:10.1186/s12998-017-0166-7 It is time to replace publish or perish with get visible or vanish: opportunities where digital and social media can reshape knowledge translation  Christian J Barton, Mark A Merolli. BJSM. Nov 17.  doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-098367 Expanding our perspectives on research in musculoskeletal science and practice Roger Kerry. Musculoskeletal Science & Parctice. Oct 11, 2017. DOI:10.1016/j.msksp.2017.10.004 Quality of musculoskeletal trials Methodological quality and statistical reporting of physical therapy randomized controlled trials relevant to musculoskeletal conditions. Zoldan Gonzalez G, Moseley AM, Maher CG, Nascimento DP, da Cunha Menezes Costa L, Oliveira Pena Costa L. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Sep 26. pii: S0003-9993(17)31097-3. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.08.485. Essential literature for the chiropractic profession: Results and implementation challenges from a survey of international chiropractic faculty. Mansholt BA, Salsbury SA, Corber LG, Stites JS. J Chiropr Educ. 2017 Aug 2. doi: 10.7899/JCE-17-4. Rating the certainty in evidence in the absence of a single estimate of effect. Murad MH, Mustafa RA, Schünemann HJ, Sultan S, Santesso N. Evid Based Med. 2017 Jun;22(3):85-87. doi: 10.1136/ebmed-2017-110668. Why clinical trial outcomes fail to translate into benefits for patients  Carl Heneghan, Ben Goldacre and Kamal R. Mahtani BMC Trials. 14 March 2017 DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-1870-2 Identifying subgroups of patients using latent class analysis: should we use a single-stage or a two-stage approach? A methodological study using a cohort of patients with low back pain. Nielsen AM, Kent P, Hestbaek L, Vach W, Kongsted A. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017 Feb 1;18(1):57. doi: 10.1186/s12891-017-1411-x. An Overview of the Practitioner Research and Collaboration Initiative (PRACI): a practice-based research network for complementary medicine. Steel A, Sibbritt D, Schloss J, Wardle J, Leach M, Diezel H, Adams J. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Feb 1;17(1):87. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1609-3. A cross sectional observational study of research activity of allied health teams: is there a link with self-reported success, motivators and barriers to undertaking research? Wenke RJ, Mickan S, Bisset L. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Feb 6;17(1):114. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-1996-7. Rational and design of an individual participant data meta-analysis of spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low back pain-a protocol. de Zoete A, de Boer MR, van Tulder MW, Rubinstein SM, Underwood M, Hayden JA, Kalter J, Ostelo R. Syst Rev. 2017 Jan 26;6(1):21. doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0413-y. Does involvement in a cohort study improve health and affect health inequalities? A natural experiment. Quick A, Böhnke JR, Wright J, Pickett KE. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jan 25;17(1):79. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2016-7. Top 100 Cited Articles on Back Pain Research: A Citation Analysis. Huang W, Wang L, Wang B, Yu L, Yu X. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Nov 1;41(21):1683-1692. ‘Spin’ in reports of clinical research  Kamal R Mahtani. Evid Based Med 2016;21:201-202. 13 October 2016 doi:10.1136/ebmed-2016-110570 The Power of Low Back Pain Trials: A Systematic Review of Power, Sample Size, and Reporting of Sample Size Calculations over Time, in Trials Published between 1980 and 2012. Froud R, Rajendran D, Patel S, Bright P, Bjørkli T, Eldridge S, Buchbinder R, Underwood M. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 25. Establishing the ACORN National Practitioner Database: Strategies to Recruit Practitioners to a National Practice-Based Research Network. Adams J, Steel A, Moore C, Amorin-Woods L, Sibbritt D. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 Oct 4. pii: S0161-4754(16)30002-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2016.08.006. The n-of-1 clinical trial: the ultimate strategy for individualizing medicine? Lillie EO, Patay B, Diamant J, Issell B, Topol EJ, Schork NJ. Per Med. 2011 Mar;8(2):161-173. Trusting systematic reviews and meta-analyses: all that glitters is not gold! Weir A, Rabia S, Ardern C. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2016  sept. vol: 50 (18) pp: 1100-1101 DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095896 New evidence pyramid  Murad MH, Asi N, Alsawas M, Alahdab F. Evid Based Med. 2016 Aug Why Most Clinical Research Is Not Useful Ioannidis, John. PLOS Medicine. 2016 June United States National Pain Strategy for Population Research: Concepts, Definitions and Pilot Data. Von Korff M, Scher AI, Helmick C, Carter-Pokras O, Dodick D, Goulet J, Hamill-Ruth R, LeResche L, Porter L, Tait R, Terman G, Veasley C, Mackey S. J Pain. 2016 Jul Quality of reporting of randomised controlled trials in chiropractic using the CONSORT checklist. Karpouzis F, Bonello R, Pribicevic M, Kalamir A, Brown BT. Chiropr Man Therap. 2016 Jun Classification of patients with incident non-specific low back pain: implications for research. Norton G, McDonough CM, Cabral HJ, Shwartz M, Burgess JF Jr. Spine J. 2016 May 2015 Updated Method Guideline for Systematic Reviews in the Cochrane Back and Neck Group. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26208232   Understanding clinical reasoning in osteopathy: a qualitative research approach http://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-016-0087-x  STARD 2015: an updated list of essential items for reporting diagnostic accuracy studies http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h5527  Specifying the target difference in the primary outcome for a randomised controlled trial: guidance for researchers http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/16/1/12   2015 Updated Method Guideline for Systematic Reviews in the Cochrane Back and Neck Group. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26208232 Do clinicians understand the size of treatment effects? A randomized survey across 8 countries. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26504102  Optimal strategies to consider when peer reviewing a systematic review and meta-analysis http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/13/274 Interpreting Effectiveness Evidence in Pain: Short Tour of Contemporary Issues. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25929527 Time to rethink the systematic review catechism? Moving from ‘what works’ to ‘what happens’ http://www.systematicreviewsjournal.com/content/4/1/36  The growth and increase of the number of journals focusing on Spine: a scientific blessing? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3940802 Does source of funding and conflict of interest influence the outcome and quality of spinal research? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24231776 Reporting of results from network meta-analyses: methodological systematic review http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1741  Report of the NIH task force on research standards for chronic low back pain. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24887571  A Pain Research Agenda for the 21st Century http://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900%2814%2900913-4/fulltext  Research designs for proof-of-concept chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4500524  Bias due to lack of patient blinding in clinical trials. A systematic review of trials randomizing patients to blind and nonblind sub-studies http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4258786 The Risk of Bias and Sample Size of Trials of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Low Back and Neck Pain: Analysis and Recommendations http://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754%2814%2900123-7/fulltext Eligibility determination for clinical trials: development of a case review process at a chiropractic research centre http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/15/1/406 Subjects no more: what happens when trial participants realize they hold the power? http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g368 Many randomized trials of physical therapy interventions are not adequately registered: a survey of 200 published trials. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23125281 Retention of Blinding at Follow-Up in a Randomized Clinical Study Using a Sham-Control Cervical Manipulation Procedure for Neck Pain: Secondary Analyses From a Randomized Clinical Study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24011656 Validation of a novel sham cervical manipulation procedure http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3513586/?tool=pmcentrez   A literature review reveals that trials evaluating treatment of non-specific low back pain use inconsistent criteria to identify serious pathologies and nerve root involvement http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3360485/?tool=pmcentrez Comparisons against baseline within randomised groups are often used and can be highly misleading http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3286439/?tool=pmcentrez Does chiropractic truly understand research? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3154060/?tool=pmcentrez  Extending conceptual frameworks: life course epidemiology for the study of back pain http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/11/23 Systematic reviews of meta‐analyses: applications and limitations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2566156/?tool=pmcentrez

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